The Worland Family in America and Beyond

I began my life in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, on an island filled with forests and wild rhododendrons. I was separated from my Worland family there at an early age. Recently, I was reunited with my family and learned of my heritage. And so, this journey to know my ancestors began. The Worlands, Gideons, Newtons, Conards... they were the colonists, the settlers, the pioneers. They fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War. This is their story, and the story of a nation. -Deci Worland MacKinnon

Thursday, July 31, 2014

April 1743, Connecticut

Connecticut River Panorama (#66)
Connecticut River Panorama (#66) (Photo credit: Christopher Chan)
April 3, 1743- A daughter, Eunice Tyler, is born to Nathan Tyler & Rachel Tuttle in Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

April 6, 1743- Joseph Sanford, son of William Sanford & Hope Sisson, marries Bethiah Lothrop, daughter of John Lothrop and Elizabeth Abell, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.

(Joseph Sanford is my first cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are George Sisson & Sarah F. Lawton.
Eunice Tyler is my third cousin 7 times removed. Our common ancestors are Sergeant Abraham Doolittle, Deacon Paul Peck & Martha "Hannah" Hale and John Moss & Abigail "Goody" Charles.)

Monday, July 28, 2014

April 1743, Massachusetts

English: Sgt. William Harlow Family Homestead,...
 Sgt. William Harlow Family Homestead, Plymouth Massachusetts, April 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
April 1, 1743- A daughter, Elizabeth, is born to Deacon Robert Harlow & Susannah Cole in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British America.
Elizabeth is a descendant of four Mayflower Passengers, Richard Warren, Mary Allerton and her parents, Isaac Allerton and Mary Norton.

April 6, 1743- George Sherman marries Rebecca Sherman in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. George is a blacksmith, and would become a soldier of the Revolution serving as Captain in Colonel Jacob Statford's Independent Company of Volunteers.. He marched Aug 14, 1777 and fought in the battle near Bennington Aug 16, 1777.

( Elizabeth Harlow is my second cousin 9 times removed. Our common ancestors are Hugh Cole & Mary Foxwell.
Rebecca Sherman is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

March 1743, Connecticut

Union Street, Middletown, Conn, by Bundy, J.K....
Union Street, Middletown, Conn, by Bundy, J.K. (Joseph K.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

March 17, 1743- A daughter, Abigail, is born to Nathaniel Doolittle & Hannah Foster in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

March 25, 1743- A son, Seth, is born to Joseph Blake & Esther Bacon in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

 (Abigail Doolittle is my first cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Samuel Doolittle & Mary Cornwall.
Seth Blake is my second cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Nathan Bacon & Ann Miller and Deacon Thomas Whitmore.)
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